1931 St. Louis Cardinals Championship Ring
For any Cardinals fans looking for some inspiration…
1934 St. Louis Cardinals Championship Ring
This series ain’t over yet. Well the ‘34 series is over, 2013…not so much.
1934 St. Louis Cardinals Team
World Series Champions
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1954 Baltimore Orioles Team - In Color
Here, in their first year in the American League, the 1954 Orioles in color. They lost 100 games and only hit 52 HR’s as a team…but hey, baseball was back in Baltimore! Note the presence of 24 year old Don Larsen (back row, 6th from left), still 2 years away from his World Series perfect game immortality.
1912 Boston Red Sox Team
Here’s a great image of the eventual “World Champion” Red Sox (after defeating the N.Y. Giants in the Series). Interestingly, this image was snapped within a second of a picture that’s at the Library of Congress, see here: “Boston Red Sox team photo at 1912 World Series " (LC-B2- 2450-13)
1907 Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Team
Yes, there was a Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team too…they played in the old Eastern League. Quite a bit of major league level talent on this team, including future Boston Red Sox player/manager Bill Carrigan who led the 1915-16 BoSox to consecutive World Series Championships.
1905 New York Giants Team
World Series Champions - Formal Wear Pose
This would be the 1st World Series Championship Team for the Giants franchise (1903-onward). Mgr. John McGraw is sitting in the front row (center) and pitching great Christy Mathewson is standing in the back row (3rd from right).
1917 Chicago White Sox Team
World Series Champions of 1917
Here they are in all their glory…before the “Black Sox” scandal of 1919. In this rare photo, Shoeless Joe Jackson is laying down in the front row, 2nd from left.
1926 New York Yankees Team
American League Champions for 1926
From the October 28th, 1926 edition of The Sporting News. One of my favorite Yankees team pics, they look mostly happy and loose (even if they’d go on to lose the World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.) Great jackets though!
1912 Boston Red Sox Team - World Champions
Here’s a very rare picture of the ‘12 Red Sox, looking spiffy…fresh from their victory in the 1912 World Series. The older gentleman in the front row (4th from left) is none other than Boston Mayor John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, the grandfather of future President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.